Install a Fire-Suppression SystemA fire suppression system releases chemicals when it detects a fire. The chemicals suppress the flames, and the system automatically turns off the electrical supply.
Keep Class K Extinguishers Within Arm’s ReachPlace K Extinguishers near all areas where fires could start, such as near the stoves and ovens. ABC extinguishers are best for areas where paper, wood, and electrical fires could occur.
Schedule Inspections RegularlyInspections ensure everything is in good working order and there are no fire risks. They should be conducted quarterly unless your restaurant is a high-volume operation. If your kitchen has wood or charcoal burning ovens, you should schedule monthly inspections.
Train Your StaffFire Restaurant Safety training for staff is important. All staff should have a refresher every six months. Training should include:
- Fat removal method
- How to deal with a grease fire
- Clean the ashes method
- Where to store flammable liquids
- The importance of keeping areas tidy
- An emergency plan